What’s included in a Fanderson club membership?

When you join Fanderson we’ll send you a welcome letter, your membership badge and card, the current FAB Annual and the latest issue of the club’s own full-colour magazine, FAB Express.

Your membership includes our club magazine FAB Express (published each winter, spring and summer) which includes the all the news, reviews, competitions, club news, merchandise, letters and any other time-sensitive content. It also includes the hardback FAB Annual, packed with interviews, cutaways, research and in-depth articles (which used to be part of our previous magazine FAB, back issues of which are available from the Shop) and lots of new ideas thrown in for good measure.

The Fanderson Podcast was added to 2020. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster (and long-time Fanderson member) Ros Connors, our podcasts share information, views and stories with fans – just like you.

Whilst stocks last, new memberships also include the Music From The 21st Century By Barry Gray CD. This special release brings together two of our most popular and oft-requested gifts – the 7″ Barry Gray vinyl EPs given to members in 1986 and 1988, after getting a bit of an audio clean-up. As with all club products and merchandise, the CD has been produced exclusively for club members and is not available to buy anywhere.

The club has expenses in addition to what you see/receive. Your membership fee also pays for bank fees, card payment processing fees, storage fees, website hosting fees, podcast hosting, stationery, postage, computer equipment, license fees, transport and so on. We review our products, services and suppliers at least every year to ensure we’re keeping these costs as low as possible whilst delivering the quality Fanderson members expect.

Everyone’s membership expires with each summer issue of FAB Express, and we’ll send details then of how to renew your membership to ensure you’re included in the winter mailing (and get your next FAB Annual).

In addition, the club has a range of merchandise, produced exclusively for Fanderson members, which you can see in our shop. We’ve also got pages of merchandise that we don’t produce and sell but think you’ll probably want to know about. Back issues of FAB are available to buy in our Shop (as stock allows). And if you buy any of our merchandise, please leave a review to help other club members.

There’s lots of other information here on the website, such as our members-only Fanderson Forum, production information, filming location details, links to our Facebook and Twitter, and lots of help pages too.